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Score 7.6 out of 100

Whova

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Score 6.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Connect

If you're looking for just a basic meeting tool, there are cheaper ones (like Zoom) that will do the trick just fine. Where Adobe Connect shines is when you're looking for a virtual training tool, because of its more robust feature set and the fact that you can set up room layouts ahead of time and reuse them and because of the available add-ons, which can help make learning more engaging. (In fact, on that engagement front, I believe you can also present learners with interactive quizzes, etc., if you create them in another Adobe tool, like Presenter or Captivate.)
Laura Gillenwater | TrustRadius Reviewer

Whova

Whova does a great job as long as you don't have to track time and attendance. I would recommend to others for ease of use and features that help simplify the conference planner's workload. I was really excited about Whova and how easy it was to create a conference. However, it falls short as a CE issuing platform. If they would work on adding those features, I would consider using them again.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

Adobe Connect
7.6
Whova
High quality audio
Adobe Connect
8.0
Whova
High quality video
Adobe Connect
7.8
Whova
Low bandwidth requirements
Adobe Connect
7.1
Whova
Mobile support
Adobe Connect
7.6
Whova

Screen Sharing

Adobe Connect
8.8
Whova
Desktop sharing
Adobe Connect
8.7
Whova
Whiteboards
Adobe Connect
8.9
Whova

Online Meetings / Events

Adobe Connect
7.9
Whova
Calendar integration
Adobe Connect
8.0
Whova
Meeting initiation
Adobe Connect
8.1
Whova
Integrates with social media
Adobe Connect
6.0
Whova
Record meetings / events
Adobe Connect
8.4
Whova
Slideshows
Adobe Connect
9.0
Whova

Online Events Collaboration

Adobe Connect
9.0
Whova
Live chat
Adobe Connect
9.0
Whova
Audience polling
Adobe Connect
9.0
Whova
Q&A
Adobe Connect
9.1
Whova

Online Events Security

Adobe Connect
8.4
Whova
User authentication
Adobe Connect
8.5
Whova
Participant roles & permissions
Adobe Connect
8.7
Whova
Confidential attendee list
Adobe Connect
8.1
Whova

Pros

Adobe Connect

  • The ability to customize your screen layouts. making each classroom unique.
  • Bandwidth and connectivity. Many other webinar platforms have limitations of how many users can attend with cameras. Adobe has no limit on how many users can join a meeting and stream live an HD quality camera. This feature makes the platform a true virtual classroom.
  • Low cost. The pricing for a license is surprisingly affordable. Adobe has demonstrated great customer support as well. they offer other services - like having a tech expert available to assist with new users having any type of issues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Whova

  • Whova is affordable! Out of all of the solutions we researched, the price for the value was extremely competitive.
  • The Whova management dashboard online was easy to use and able to be managed by multiple people on our team.
  • The app was easy for our attendees to use and they enjoyed interacting with other attendees through the bulletin board and messaging service.
  • The name badges for our attendees were easy to design and print straight from Whova which saved us a lot of time and ensured their names, titles, and companies were consistent with what they typed at registration.
  • Whova's event evaluation integration with SurveyMonkey was seamless and easy to use. We had used SurveyMonkey for our event in the past, and it was great that users could access the evaluation straight from the Whova app.
Jessica Curtis, CHFP, CRCA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Adobe Connect

  • For some add-ins the functionality was limited - had problem with the PowerPoint slideshow feature. It did not always display properly as you progressed in slides.
  • Some of the features were not compatible with phones. For example, Some participants were using phones to participate in class and the features were not compatible. There was no way to test the feature compatibility with different platforms. You create something beautiful for your trainees and you are unable to use.
  • The price points were not very flexible. I had limited needs and I was paying a higher price tag than I should for what I needed. They should be more flexible with pricing based on features needed.
  • Downloading recordings was a HUGE pain in the neck. Most of the training conducted lasted 3 hours or more. I felt like I was being punished to have to play back the entire presentation to download the recording.
Doreen Giles | TrustRadius Reviewer

Whova

  • Agenda design options are limited. There are more things you can't do than you can do to the agenda.
  • Buggy -- does not work on iPads in vertical orientation.
  • Customer support is limited.
  • Don't expect to cancel an event and get your money back. I had clients decline the application after 1 week (months before the event)-- and Whova refused to issue a refund.
  • Whova branding is overpowering. Everything has Whova branding all over it. Your brand barely exists. Not one email has your brand on it and customers/moderators/speakers do not realize who Whova is or why they got the email. These emails need the ability to be modified.
  • Customer messaging goes out without warning and most messages cannot be modified.
  • Sponsor/Exhibitors is a half-baked implementation of a beautiful idea. Unfortunately, Exhibitors cannot see what their page looks like when done, so you have to send them a screenshot, thus obliterating the promised efficiency that you hoped to gain. You have to set up all sponsors manually. This needs to be a simple checkbox in the exhibitor area.
Michael Clouse | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect 10.0
Based on 27 answers
The longer you use Adobe Connect, the longer you are likely to use it. Because you can build more and more resources over time, creating rooms that you re-use, recorded content you can repurpose, and tools that form the basis of ever increasing productivity, the more you use Connect, the more productive you become. Unlike competing products where, with every meeting you essentially start over -- setting up your resources for each meeting -- in my Connect rooms, I have highly tuned tools to accomplish my knowledge transfer goals. When I want to conduct another session - I send a link out to the appropriate room and instantly we are all focusing on getting a job done together. This ability of Adobe Connect to make you productive at an ever quickening rate is a competitive advantage
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Whova

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect 9.0
Based on 5 answers
As sophisticated a product as Adobe Connect, the ease of use is outstanding. In my experience, even a user with very little knowledge of Adobe Connect can begin using and even leading sessions with very little training to get started with the basic features. Additional training is needed to become comfortable with the number of available features, but learning curve even for those is no steeper than would normally be expected from similar software.
Sean McCarty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Whova

Whova 6.5
Based on 3 answers
Whova is quite user friendly, and helpful for the conference planner. It has features such as sample emails to attendees and import abilities if you have your sessions on a spreadsheet to avoid having to enter each session manually. Another thing we didn't like was the inability to allow attendees to enter a pre-recorded session only when it is scheduled to be presented. It's either all pre-recorded can be viewed once the conference opens, or none.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect 7.0
Based on 4 answers
No isues and any issues seems to get resolved.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Whova

Whova 8.0
Based on 53 answers
It was a great experience. A last minute change for our organization that has a conference every other year. I was disappointed that the conference was not going to happen this year. Then didn't expect much when it was changed to an online conference. What a surprise. It was great! So much more than I expected.
Julia Clark | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect 7.5
Based on 2 answers
The ability to have most of the functionality of a full LMS at a fraction of the cost is huge. I can create manage and deploy both synchronous and asynchronous training based on the situation and all of my training is tracked through a series of easily created reports
Erik Crawford | TrustRadius Reviewer

Whova

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect 7.9
Based on 8 answers
Prices do not seem to vary much among resellers of the Adobe Connect hosted license; the only price variation you're likely to find are among the audio providers. When implementing, you may also wish to look into expanding the amount of storage you are allowed on the server to avoid any problems later on as your library of files starts to build up
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Whova

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Adobe Connect

I prefer Adobe Connect's slide sharing and recording/playback features to either Zoom or GoToMeeting(GTM). GTM is good for meetings where the majority of the group is onsite and needs to conference in only a few remote participants, and Zoom is great for video chats. It's really a case of knowing your products and audience, and Adobe Connect has worked great for the majority of our team's needs.
Shannon Davis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Whova

Buzz is difficult. I wish we could use Whova for teaching because it is so simple and mobile! I can't even get my classes uploaded easily on the Buzz platform. Can Whova increase its usages to include online teaching for the K-12 levels? That would be amazing!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Adobe Connect

  • On a positive note, I believe this has increased the scores of agents in a way that is influential and it shows. Getting immediate answers for problems plaguing our agents is first and foremost in making sure that we are not only addressing the vendors needs, but the customer's as well. We have used other platforms in the past. This has a far better impact on our overall numbers, I believe, as well as employee success and confidence.
  • Negative impacts by employees and affecting overall numbers in the company may be attributed to the lag or "boot" when agents are removed from the room without warning. This can cause confidence of agents to plummet and leave them without any support.
Shauna Stermer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Whova

  • I didn't pay to use the technology; was a recipient as a result of attending a conference. HIGH ROI for me as a made a number of new contacts even though I spent the first full day listening to presentations. Having the app allowed me to do the networking I came to do without having to be seated next to the person I wanted to meet.
Juli Bark | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Adobe Connect

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Whova

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Connect
7.9
Whova
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Connect
10.0
Whova

Usability

Adobe Connect
9.0
Whova
6.5

Reliability and Availability

Adobe Connect
5.5
Whova

Support Rating

Adobe Connect
7.0
Whova
8.0

Online Training

Adobe Connect
7.5
Whova

Implementation Rating

Adobe Connect
7.9
Whova

Scalability

Adobe Connect
5.0
Whova

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